Joshua Lockwood, Executive Director of Habitat-NYC, is leading Habitat-NYC into innovative new directions and positioning the organization at the forefront of affordable housing development, both locally and among Habitat affiliates nationally. Josh's priorities include advocating for public policies that address today's affordable housing challenges and spearheading Habitat-NYC's efforts to serve more homebuyers and more communities than ever before. Josh led Habitat-NYC in building the largest and greenest multifamily building in the history of Habitat for Humanity nationally, our 41-unit condominium building in Ocean Hill-Brownsville, Brooklyn. Under Josh's direction, Habitat-NYC is entering into innovative co-development agreements with private developers, partnerships that will enable us to serve new family partner homebuyers in new areas of New York City.
Prior to joining Habitat-NYC, Josh spent eight years as a Principal at the firm of HR&A Advisors, focusing on the firm's nonprofit strategic planning practice, which serve an array of non-profits and foundations. These clients included Urban Pathways, the New York Association for New Americans, the Randall's Island Sports Foundation, Gay Men's Health Crisis, the Council of Fashion Designers of America and the Friends of Van Corltandt Park, among others. Josh also oversaw a number of major economic development and affordable housing plans, working on behalf of both public- and private-sector developers. These included urban revitalization projects throughout New York City; Flint, MI; Baltimore, MD; and Miami, Florida. Josh has an undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and a Master's Degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He was a fellow with the Coro Foundation's Leadership New York program and a Presidential Management Intern at the Department of Justice in Washington, DC. Josh currently serves on the board of Urban Homesteading Assistance Board.